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The Women’s Showcase is a stand alone section to The Fly Fishing Show dedicated to women’s products, topics, and companies run by women. The goal is to increase participation and provide education about the sport of fly fishing.
One-Day Pass: $15
Two-Day Pass: $25
Three-Day Pass: $35
You’ll be hooked when you join us for our Women Only Fly-Fishing Clinic!
Day 1: Learn about equipment, knots, casting, reading rivers, entomology, fly selection and practice on our private water. You will learn new tactics, regardless of your level of ability and gain a fulfilling, lifelong hobby.
Day 2: Experience the beauty and relaxation of fly fishing in the Gunnison Valley on a half day guided trip.
Cost: $425 per person. Discounts available on lodging!
Includes all flies, rod/reel, waders and lunches.
Please bring: Fishing License, Polarized Sunglasses, Rain Jacket, Sunscreen, Water Bottle.
Please call to register! 970-641-1303
Join the Cutthroat Chapter of Trout Unlimited and Orvis Park Meadows for the seventh annual “Ladies Fishing on the Fly” at the Highlands Ranch Eastridge Recreation Center. This class teaches ladies 16 and older the art of fly fishing, and consists of one classroom session on Friday 8/16 and an outdoor field session on Saturday 8/17. The workshop covers casting, reading the water, entomology, conservation, knots, fish handling, and much more…with plenty of hands on practice.
Get tickets at the Highlands Ranch Eastridge Rec Center or at www.HRCAonline.org.
All fishing gear needed for the classes is provided.
Bring sunscreen, a good hat and a rain jacket if weather looks like it could pop up during our class time. If you have fly fishing gear you’d like to use for the class, feel free to bring it.
LEARN, LAUGH AND UNTANGLE YOUR MIND
The Women’s Rocky Mountain Fly Fishing Retreat is a luxurious escape waiting for you. Specially designed for someone longing to leave the stresses of life behind, this retreat is more than just a fly fishing weekend. It’s an invitation to spend time with the healing rhythm of private water, hidden in the heart of the majestic Rocky Mountains. Let the wilderness refresh. Enjoy the pleasure of learning a new skill. Indulge in five-star accommodations, yummy meals, massages, hot soaks, hikes and the company of like-minded women. There will be time during the weekend for private reflection and refreshment. You might just discover a new you!
Just For You:
- Receive one-on-one instruction from your own Orvis-endorsed fly-fishing guide
- Fish private water – opportunity for more and bigger fish and no crowds
- Rest three nights in five-star lodging and encounter luxurious surprises
- Loosen up with massage and yoga
- Explore a historic 110-acre ranch and hike in a wild flower valley
- Soak in a Japanese-style hot tub
- Enjoy quiet breakfasts, stream side lunches and Colorado cuisine dinners on our scenic patio with drinks and new friends, under a blanket of stars
Each day allows for relaxing and meditative time for you to choose how to spend. Greet the day with coffee and reflection on the patio, schedule an in-room afternoon massage – one is included with your registration. Rest and relax, journal and meditate. Each afternoon/evening we will host a fly fishing seminar to discuss your questions, instruct on some basics such as knot tying, rigging, entomology, fly selection, and more!
Get ready for local flavor! Each meal during the retreat is planned with your enjoyment in mind; welcome reception hors d’oeuvres, morning breakfast buffet, stream-side hot-cooked lunches, and Colorado cuisine style dinners. Relax nightly on the lodge’s scenic patio. Share the day’s adventures with friends over wine and hors d’oeuvres, wood burning fires and a panoramic sunset. A special catered Celebration dinner will be held off-site Saturday evening at the Ranch. (Any food sensitivities/allergies will be accommodated.)
You’ll visit a 110-acre private historic ranch surrounded by national forest. Enjoy a soak in the Japanese-style hot tub (robes and towels provided), an outdoor massage, yoga session on the lawn, explore the ranch, or go for a hike! On the last night we’ll party at the ranch with a special Celebration dinner. Socialize over wine and hors d’oeuvres. Reflect on the weekend, share memories with new friends about the fish you caught and the ones that got away!
Your base camp will be in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains at Mountain River Lodge, Lake George, Colorado. The lodge is located 50 miles west of Colorado Springs Airport and 122 miles south of the Denver International Airport.
We will transport you to streams for fly fishing at Rainbow Falls Mountain Trout and to off-site activities at the Wild Canyon Ranch. We can provide transportation from Denver International Airport and Colorado Springs Airport for an additional fee.
All gear and fishing equipment is included. Bring clothing and outer layers for a variety of possible weather scenarios such as sun and rain as weather changes quickly in Colorado. Be sure to bring a brimmed hat such as a ball-cap, and polarized sunglasses for our fishing time. The days should be very warm and the nights cool off quite a bit so make sure to bring your favorite cozy sweater!
Single Occupancy: $2,495
Double Occupancy: $2,245
Please see full event details and register at http://rockymountainescapes.com/
“These Boots Are Made for Wading” is a Women-Only, fun, interactive immersion into the sport of fly fishing for every level – from the total beginner through the most experienced angler. Partnering with the Number One name in the sport, Orvis, you’ll begin with a welcome reception where we describe all that’s available to do. We’ll introduce you to our skilled professional guides, answer your questions, and most of all make you feel comfortable and at home.
Learn the art of fly casting from an expert, then put your skills to the test on our five miles of private waters along the Tarryall River with one guide for every two participants. Understand the river’s unique ecology with a skilled entomologist. Take a class in fly tying. Hike the winding trails of the Lost Creek Wilderness. Enjoy an interactive cooking demonstration, and at the end of the day relax on the expansive deck of the Main Lodge with a glass of wine.
Find out for yourself why Sunset Magazine named The Broadmoor Fly Fishing Camp “The Best Western Fishing Experience” of 2018 by joining us for “Boots.” Truly unique, and tailor-made for women, you’ll learn, relax, make new friends and share laughs along the way. It’s an authentic Rocky Mountain adventure unlike any other.
Packages from $1,750 with a 2-night stay at The Broadmoor Fly Fishing Camp.
What Gear Is Included: Waders, fly rod and reel outfits, necessary fishing gear
What You Should Bring: Fishing license, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen
Event will be held at The Broadmoor in Lake George, Colorado.
Ladies and gentlemen, join the Pikes Peak Women Anglers for a fun evening at this unique new venue – SCP Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado. In addition to being just a fun social event, we will be discussing getting more women into fly fishing through the “50/50 on the Water” movement. Plus we’ll share what the major brands have in the works or on the horizon for women. Great get together with a great group! Oh and there will be GIVEAWAYS!!!
Learn More You’ll be hooked when you join us for our Women Only Fly-Fishing Clinic! Day 1: Learn about equipment, knots, casting, reading rivers, entomology, fly selection and practice on our private water. You will learn new tactics, regardless of your level of ability and gain a fulfilling, lifelong hobby. Day 2: Experience the beauty and relaxation of fly fishing in the beautiful Gunnison Valley on a half day guided trip. The following gear is included: Waders, Boots, Rods, Reels, Terminal Tackle, Flies. Please bring: Sunglasses, Sunscreen, Brimmed Hat, Rain Jacket, Weather Appropriate Layers, Socks, Water Bottle. A Colorado fishing license is required for all anglers age 16 and over. To purchase a license, you will need a driver’s license/ID card, social security number and proof of residency (if needed). Discounts available on lodging at Three Rivers Resort. Please call Willowfly Anglers directly at 970-641-1303 so our knowledgeable staff can assist you in booking your spot for the 2018 women’s clinic!
- Fly casting techniques
- Essential knots for fly fishing
- How to choose gear and tackle
- Stream entomology
- Proper fly selection for the seasons
- How to read water and currents
- Wading safety
- How to play, land, and safely release fish
Sign Up The next step after completing the Fly Fishing 101 class is to get out on the water for a 201 class. In this local outing, we will review casting and rigging, and show you more tricks for getting the fly where you want it and bringing it to life in the water. For many students, this is the first fish they will catch on the fly! We will provide rods and terminal tackle, although we recommend you bring your own to become more comfortable fishing your personal gear! We also recommend bringing your own tippet, forceps and nippers (all included in our fully-loaded lanyard and sling pack!) so you can tie your own knots and release your own fish! We will provide plenty of drinks and a light lunch afterwards. All gear is provided. Wear weather appropriate clothing (rain or sun gear), comfortable shoes that can get muddy, a hat and sunglasses. We recommend students wear polarized sunglasses – they’re better for your eyes, and will cut the glare off the water to allow you to see the fish! Class will be held at Lake Lehow in Littleton, Colorado.
Sign Up In fly-fishing 101, Orvis Instructors will teach you the basics of fly-fishing: casting, rigging, and fly selection, in just two hours! You’ll even get to practice landing a fish! We provide all the gear along with a light brunch, coffee and mimosas. As a thank-you for taking the class, you will receive a set of exclusive coupons that will help outfit you with gear and clothing; allowing you to hit the water as easily and comfortably as possible! Join us at your local store to see how simple, fun and accessible fly fishing really is! All fishing gear will be provided, along with a light brunch and plenty of water. You will be outside for the first hour of the class, so dress appropriately: sun or rain gear, comfortable clothes and shoes, a hat, and sunglasses. Class will be held at the Orvis retail store in Denver, Colorado.